My first Maple?

HJsimpson Posted By HJsimpson, Oct 14, 2012 at 8:04 AM

  1. HJsimpson

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    Morning everyone.

    Finally got around to getting this maple out this weekend after corn was picked. It came down almost 2 years agos during a winter storm.
    Can someone tell me what kind of maple it is? I can get some more pics of splits if needed.

    Thanks again. 2012-09-29_09-01-02_70.jpg 2012-09-29_11-09-45_469.jpg 2012-09-29_11-10-07_163.jpg
     
  2. steeltowninwv

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    im no expert but im not sure thats maple...cant tell without pics of the splits..but id say hickory...looks like shagbark to me...those leaves couldnt have possibly come from that tree if its been down 2 years....another possiblity but hard to tell without seeing splits...would be white oak
     
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  3. ScotO

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    we almost need a close-up of a cut round (end grain) and of a split to give you an answer. bark (from a distance like in the pictures) kinda looks like shagbark hickory. Did those leaves in your truck come from the tree you cut up?
     
  4. HJsimpson

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    Here i a few more pics.
    The leaves came from the remaining part of the tree still standing. It split apart about 2 feet above the ground. 2012-10-14_08-28-45_788.jpg 2012-10-14_08-29-30_832.jpg 2012-10-14_08-29-44_163.jpg
     
  5. onetracker

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    oh yeah hj -

    great pics there. i'd say defintely sugar maple.
     
  6. nrford

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    Hard Maple.
     
  7. PapaDave

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    Yup, sugar maple.
     
  9. steeltowninwv

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    Yep hard sugar maple. Looked too shaggy to be maple but its maple
     
  10. Backwoods Savage

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    Most definitely hard maple.
     
  11. HJsimpson

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    Thats good news. I needed a little bit more of a variety.
    So next question, is this shoulder season wood like silver maple or better to save for the colder nights?

    Thanks again.
     
  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Prime stuff you have there. Save for winter.
     

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